“Will you pick me up?”…

We made it to July!  That may not seem all that exciting but it really feels like an accomplishment.  So much has happened in the first half of 2013!  I never thought I would say this…however difficult it has been…I am relieved to put my surgery behind us and move onto our next season of life.  Perhaps the hardest part of my recovery was having a 10 pound weight limit and having to say “no” every single time Jackson so sweetly asked “Will you pick me up?”

Before setting out on this journey I prayed and asked God “If I take this step of faith…please…will you pick me up and carry me through?”  Without a doubt I can honestly say that He has faithfully and lovingly done that.  It wasn’t easy, but we were not alone!  He showed up each and every time I was weak, worn and could barely exhaustedly mutter “carry me”.  It wasn’t always pretty and far from perfect…what day is?…but God brought us through.  Through to new hope, better health, and not an end…but a new beginning.

From the bottom of our hearts praise be to God!  We thank Him for being there every step of this journey and for all of you who have prayed and shown us the love of Jesus these past few months.  Today I was officially released from all restrictions and finally able to pick Jackson up realizing how often I take these precious gifts for granted.

Are you facing something you once considered one of your worst nightmares?  Are you wondering how you will ever get to the other side of the storm?  I can promise you that if you do what God asks of you and take that step of faith and ask Him the question “Will you pick me up?”…He will not tell you “no”.   He is always faithful to His children and He will carry you through.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  Isaiah 41:10 NIV

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